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  • 1. LHS Select Choral Ensembles European Tour Spring 2012 Proposed Itinerary
  • 2. Tour Overview WHO: Women’s Chorus, Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers WHAT: 9-day Concert Tour of Europe (11 travel days) WHEN: Spring Break 2012 (depart Thursday, April 12 and return Sunday, April 22) WHY: Amazing opportunity to share music and participate in cultural exchange WHERE: Stockholm, Sweden / Helsinki, Finland / Tartu & Tallinn, Estonia
  • 3. The Tour
  • 4.  
  • 5. Day 1
  • 6. Day 1: Thursday, April 12
    • Check in at Logan Airport
    • Depart for Stockholm, Sweden
    • (IN FLIGHT)
  • 7.  
  • 8. Day 2
  • 9. Day 2: Friday, April 13
    • Arrive at Stockholm Airport
    • Clear immigration and customs; meet ACFEA courier
    • Transfer to hotel via coach/check in
    • Dinner at the hotel
  • 10. Stockholm, Sweden
    • Spread over 13 islands and several peninsulas, Stockholm is Sweden’s capital and its largest city. Called the “City on the Water”, Stockholm is also a university town; the most celebrated of its scientific institutions is the Nobel Foundation.
  • 11.  
  • 12. Day 3
  • 13. Day 3: Saturday, April 14
    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Rehearsal
    • Concert at Klara Kyrka (St. Clara Church)
  • 14. Saturday, April 14, cont.
    • Lunch independent
    • Guided sightseeing tour, during which we will see the Royal Palace, Old Town, Vasa Ship Museum and City Hall, where the Nobel Prize festivities take place
  • 15. Stockholm Royal Palace
  • 16. Gamla Stan (Old Town)
  • 17. Vasa Ship Museum
  • 18. Stockholm: City Hall
  • 19. Saturday, April 14, cont.
    • Dinner at a restaurant
  • 20.  
  • 21. Day 4
  • 22. Day 4: Sunday, April 15
    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Transfer by coach to Uppsala
  • 23. Uppsala, Sweden
    • The famous Swedish university town of Uppsala lies about 70km northwest of Stockholm on the banks of the river Fyrisa. The university was founded in 1477. It is also the see of the Lutheran Archbishop of Sweden.
  • 24. Sunday, April 15, cont.
    • Service participation (Uppsala Cathedral?)
  • 25. Day 4: Sunday, April 15
    • Lunch independent
    • Return by coach to Stockholm
    • Depart by overnight ferry for Helsinki
    • Dinner on board
  • 26.  
  • 27. Day 5
  • 28. Helsinki, Finland
    • Helsinki is a modern-looking city, with handsome streets and boulevards. The white facades of its buildings have earned it the name of the “white city of the north”. The port, dotted with small islands, harbors ships from around the world.
  • 29. Day 5: Monday, April 16
    • Arrive in Helsinki, Finland
    • Guided sightseeing tour, during which you will see the Cathedral, the bustling Market Square and the controversial Sibelius Memorial
  • 30. Helsinki Cathedral
  • 31. Helsinki Market Square
  • 32. Sibelius Memorial
  • 33. Monday, April 16, cont.
    • Lunch independent
    • Check into the hotel
    • Dinner at the hotel
  • 34.  
  • 35. Day 6
  • 36. Day 6: Tuesday, April 17
    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Morning at leisure
    • Lunch independent
    • Afternoon rehearsal
    • Evening concert at The Rock Church
  • 37. Temppeliaukio Kirkko (Rock Church)
  • 38. Tuesday, April 17, cont.
    • Dinner in a restaurant
  • 39.  
  • 40. Day 7
  • 41. Day 7: Wednesday, April 18
    • Breakfast in the hotel
    • Depart by ferry to Tallinn (2 hrs.)
    • Continue by coach to Tartu (3 hrs.)
    • Lunch independent en route
    • Arrive in Tartu, Estonia and check into hotel
  • 42. Tartu, Estonia
    • Tartu is the second largest city in Estonia. Its fame as the cradle of Estonian culture goes back to the foundation of the university by the Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus II in 1632.
  • 43. Wednesday, April 18, cont.
    • Dinner in the hotel
  • 44.  
  • 45. Day 8
  • 46. Day 8: Thursday, April 19
    • Breakfast in the hotel
    • Guided sightseeing tour, during which you will see the 18th century Town Hall, the University, the Cathedral and the Estonian National Museum
  • 47. Tartu Town Hall
  • 48. University of Tartu
  • 49. Tartu Cathedral
  • 50. Thursday, April 19, cont.
    • Lunch indepedent
    • Afternoon rehearsal
    • Concert in St. Peter’s Church
  • 51.  
  • 52. Day 9
  • 53. Day 9: Friday, April 20
    • Breakfast in the hotel
    • Depart by coach for Tallinn (3 hrs.)
    • Lunch independent en route
    • Arrive in Tallinn and check into the hotel
  • 54. Tallinn, Estonia
    • Capital of the smallest Baltic republic, Estonia, Tallinn is today the best preserved of the old North Hanseatic towns. A rich heritage of medieval buildings is preserved, including the 13th century Toompea Castle, which dominates the city. Tallinn is well known for its national song festival which takes place every four years. The huge open air stage can hold up to 25,000 singers, and the event is attended by up to 150,000 people.
  • 55. Friday, April 20, cont.
    • Dinner in the hotel
  • 56.  
  • 57. Day 10
  • 58. Day 10: Saturday, April 21
    • Breakfast in the hotel
    • Guided sightseeing tour, during which you will see the Song Festival site, Toompea Castle, the 14th century Town Hall, the Niguliste Church, and the 15th century bastion called “Kiek-in-de-kök”, so called because from its vantage point, you are meant to be able to see into all the town’s kitchens
  • 59. Tallinn Song Festival Site
  • 60. Toompea Castle
  • 61. Tallinn Town Hall
  • 62. Niguliste (Nicholas) Church
  • 63. Kiek-in-de-kök
  • 64. Saturday, April 21, cont.
    • Lunch independent
    • Afternoon rehearsal
    • Evening concert at St. John’s Church
  • 65. Saturday, April 21, cont.
    • Farewell dinner in a restaurant
  • 66.  
  • 67. Day 11
  • 68. Day 11: Sunday, April 22
    • Breakfast in the hotel
    • Transfer by coach to the airport and check in
    • Depart on flight(s) to Boston
    • Arrive at Logan Airport
  • 69.  
  • 70. Financial Info
  • 71.
    • @$3,700 per person (80 people)
    • @$3,500 per person (100 people)
    • What’s included?
    • Fundraising: group, individual
    • (can reduce price by several hundred dollars)
    • Scholarships available to 50% cost
  • 72.
    • Not included:
    • Passport fees
    • Beverages other than coffee/tea with breakfast and water with dinner
    • Trip cancellation/interruption insurance
    • Checked baggage fees, if applicable

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